Dear Clarke,

this sounds great!
I have been interested in this topic for a while, however, so far I did only a few superficial morphological observations mostly for pleurosticts (Ahrens 2006, Syst. Entomol., Özgül-Siemund & Ahrens 2015). But in basal Scarabaeoidea I did not much.
Also, as far as I understood, glands might be in some but not all lineages used for pheromone production (Rutelinae vs Melolonthinae).
It will be cool to have some more detailed data about this.

I am looking forward to see your results.

Best regards


> Am 27.06.2016 um 10:36 schrieb Clarke Scholtz <[log in to unmask]>:
> Dear Colleagues,
> We have a project on gland structure and chemistry of abdominal pheromone glands of some basal scarab groups.
> Is there anyone out there who has information/ currently works on anything similar whom we could talk to??
> We are familiar with the works of Dominique Pluot-Sigwalt but would be grateful for anything newer or different.
> Many thanks and best wishes,
> Clarke
> Professor Clarke Scholtz
> Scarab Research Group
> Department of Zoology & Entomology
> University of Pretoria
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